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Poster: blang16 Date: Apr 23, 2014 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

Saturday Night Live - 1978

Listened to them before. Everyone knew Casey Jones and Truckin'

This was the first time I "saw them"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 23, 2014 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: When Did You Know?

Which was a few days before I saw them in the flesh. I assume I saw SNL too. And there was also, I think, an FM concert broadcast that week or so. All of which explains a lot about my grades the first semester of freshman year. Although it was very educational.

The Dead on SNL, Nov 78. This is the Dead that I'll always think of as "my band" -- still young, a not-gray Jerry who was definitely the coolest guy in the room (and not anything at all like Santa Claus), and of course Donna. I saw them way more when the picture included Brent and Jerry as Fat Man, but this is what imprinted:

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